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Sada Jacobson

HOMETOWN:
Dunwoody, Ga.

BIRTH YEAR:
1983

OLYMPIC TEAMS: 
2004, 2008

Event: Saber
Height: 5' 7"
Birthplace: Rochester, Minn.
Coach: Arkady Burdan
Club: Nellya Fencers
Education: Bachelor's degree in history from Yale University, juris doctorate from University of Michigan
Hobbies: Swam for two years on her high school varsity team

Honors

  • USA Fencing Hall of Fame Inductee (2016)
  • FIE Hall of Fame Inductee (2013)
  • International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)
  • 2004 FIE Overall Senior World Cup Champion
  • 2003 FIE Overall Senior World Cup Champion
  • 2003 FIE Overall Junior World Cup Champion 
  • National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (2002)
  • First U.S. woman to earn a No. 1 senior world ranking (2003)
  • First U.S. fencer to earn the Overall World Cup title (2002-2003 season)

Olympic Teams: 2008 (Silver - Individual, Bronze - Team), 2004 (Bronze - Individual)
Senior World Championship Teams: 2007, 2006 (Silver - Team), Bronze - Individual), 2005 (Gold - Team), 2004 (Silver - Team), 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 (Gold - Team)
Pan American Games Teams: 2003 (Gold)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2003 (Gold), 2002 (Silver - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2001 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2000 (Silver - Team)

Personal: Sada Molly Jacobson is the daughter of David and Tina Jacobson...She has two younger sisters, Emily Jacobson and Jackie Jacobson...Sada took home two medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, winning the silver medal in the women's individual sabre competition and a bronze medal in the team sabre competition...Sada and Emily were teammates at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece where Sada won an Olympic bronze medal in the women's individual saber competition...Her youngest sister Jackie also fences and her father David was a member of the 1974 U.S. Men's Saber National Team...Sada started fencing because the rest of her family participated in fencing...She decided to start going to fencing practice so that she could get her legs in shape for a hiking trip; after the hiking trip she kept coming back to fencing...Sada attended high school at The Westminster Schools from which she graduated in 2000...

 

Recent Competition History

2008

  • Gold - Pan American American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Las Vegas Grand Prix (Team)
  • Gold - Havana World Cup (Individual)
  • Gold - Klagenfurt World Cup 
  • Silver - Olympic Games (Individual)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Olympic Games (Team)
  • Bronze - USA Fencing National Championships
  • Fifth - Las Vegas Grand Prix (Individual)
  • Sixth - Tianjin Grand Prix

2007

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Havana World Cup 
  • Bronze - Hanoi Grand Prix
  • Sixth - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • Sixth - Las Vegas Grand Prix
  • Seventh - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 17th - Tianjin Grand Prix 

2005:

  • Gold - Foggia World Cup 
  • Gold - London World Cup
  • Gold - North American Cup E (Division I)

2004:

  • Gold - Lamezia Terme World Cup
  • Silver - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Olympic Games 

 

2003:

  • Gold - Junior World Championships 
  • Gold - Budapest Junior World Cup
  • Gold - New York World Cup 
  • Gold - Havana World Cup
  • Gold - Pan American Games
  • Silver - North American Cup E (Division I) 
  • Bronze - North American Cup B (Division I)

2002:

  • Silver - Moscow World Cup
  • Silver - North American Cup E (Division I)

2001:

  • Silver - North American Cup B (U20)
  • Fifth - Senior World Championships (Team)

2000:

  • Gold - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • Gold - North American Cup C (Division I)
  • Silver - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Boston World Cup 

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